Every transfer window when Moussa goes away with the French squad he’s interviewed by the French media and every time they get him talking about possibly leaving Newcastle and every time he mentions he wants to play in the Champions League.
It’s been no different this time around for the 26 year-old French International and he’s had a long interview with French TV cable channel Canal+ and yes – he’s said he wants to play for a Champions League club.
Moussa Sissoko in French colors
But Sissoko has also said he could even leave Newcastle in the January transfer window.
We have to bear in mind these are provocative questions being put to Sissoko, but he could do a lot better at the way he answers some of them.
He was asked if he could be leaving Newcastle in January:
“Many things can happen. I leave my uncle, who’s my agent, to deal with all that. I’m just trying to do my best this season with Newcastle.”
That’s a good last sentence but he should have said no to the question, and that’s because he knows it’s not in his best interests to leave Newcastle with the Euro 2016 Championships taking place in France next summer.
If he did leave Newcastle for a bigger club he could find himself on the bench as Yohan Cabaye did over 18 months ago at PSG and Mathieu Debuchy has found at Arsenal.
In fact, Debuchy has been left out of the French squad this time around and unless he can regain his Arsenal place he will not be in the French squad for the Euros next summer in his home country.
French manager Didier Deschamps hs made it very clear that a player must be playing first team football regularly to make the French squad.
So given that background on how things stand at Newcastle at the moment – we are bottom of the league and 6 points from safety – Moussa is testing the patience of people like head coach Steve McClaren, who are currently under great pressure at the club
Moussa should be showing more loyalty to Newcastle United, and he comes across as only caring about himself.
That’s one of the problems we have at the moment at Newcastle.